tor·​to·​ni | \ tȯr-ˈtō-nē How to pronounce tortoni (audio) \

Definition of tortoni

: ice cream made of heavy cream often with minced almonds and chopped maraschino cherries and often flavored with rum

Examples of tortoni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest are what kids in Bay Ridge and Corona used to want on their birthdays: tortoni, tartufo, spumoni. Pete Wells, New York Times, 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of tortoni

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tortoni

probably from Tortoni 19th century Italian restaurateur in Paris

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“Tortoni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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